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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • State House candidate chastised for sending insensitive email

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Colorado Springs state House candidate who has gotten attention from making controversial statements, told three members of the Colorado Springs lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community he would only meet with them after the election and only if his...

  • Senate candidates trade barbs before raucous Pueblo crowd

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    PUEBLO - It was a fun U.S. Senate debate in Pueblo on Thursday night, a break from the tense public exchanges candidates Mark Udall and Cory Gardner had in Grand Junction and Denver this election season. The crowd at the Action 22 debate was noisy as people cheered and sometimes...

  • Third debate offers glimpse of stances by Udall, Gardner

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Congressman Cory Gardner, were about as intense in their third meeting at a public debate as one would expect, given they each carry the hopes of their political parties for control of the Senate in 2015. Both candidates...

  • Irv Halter highlights military record in TV spot

    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Irv Halter, the retired Air Force general who is trying to unseat Congressman Doug Lamborn, has released a TV ad that highlights his military career. Halter, a Democrat, has an uphill battle in the conservative leaning 5th Congressional District, but has been running a tough campaign...

  • Ballot Countdown: Election news and notes

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Ethics group clears way for fundraising Colorado Ethics Watch has appealed a court ruling that cleared the path for the state's Republican Party to begin raising and spending unlimited dollars through a new independent expenditure committee. Denver District Court Judge Robert McGahey...

  • Pueblo, Larimer counties issue gay marriage licenses; El Paso, Teller not ready to follow suit

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Caught by surprise, clerk and recorders' offices around Colorado scrambled Monday to prepare to start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, following an unexpected move by the U.S. Supreme Court. "Certainly, we didn't know there was going to be a decision issued today. We've been...

  • Udall's campaign goes after Gardner on shutdown

    Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    In a new online only video released Monday, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's campaign goes after his Republican challenger for his role shutting down the government in 2013.  Congressman Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma, voted with his party against several budget agreements that...

  • Ballot countdown: Election news and notes

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Ad: It's time to try on candidates, check fit Tired of seeing campaign ads? Well at least there's some variety being offered. Here are some recent highlights. Yes to the dress: The Colorado Republican National Committee released an unusual video online that compares candidates to...

  • Ballot Countdown: Udall gets campaign boost, Beauprez under fire

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Udall gets campaign assist from Warren U.S. Sen. Mark Udall got some campaign help in Jefferson County from his popular Democratic colleague Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the pair kicked off a canvassing effort Friday in the battleground county as Udall tries to retain his seat. Warren...

  • Ballot Countdown: Campaign news and notes

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Hip-hop star to 
moderate debate A gubernatorial debate that's focused on including third-party candidates will be moderated by Professor Griff from the hip-hop group Public Enemy. The debate is being organized by the Free & Equal Elections Foundation and begins at 7 p.m. Oct....